WoRMS taxon details

Lybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854)

212744  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212744)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish
Not documented
Description Length: 18-19 cm. Plumage: crown to back black with red tips to feathers; wing coverts brown with white shafts; rump brown;...  
Description Length: 18-19 cm. Plumage: crown to back black with red tips to feathers; wing coverts brown with white shafts; rump brown; upper tail-coverts blackish; tail and flight feathers black; breast brown with white feather shafts; belly and crissum white; face red with white shafts; leg feathers and patch on flanks black; Immature with brown throat and grey-brown breast, much less red.. Bare parts: iris brown to reddish brown; bill pale brownish or greyish horn with yellowish tip and cutting edges; one or two teeth on maxilla--missing in immature; feet and legs blue-grey. Habitat: mangrove, coastal woodland, forest edge and cultivation. Resident. <390><391><393> [details]
WoRMS (2018). Lybius melanopterus (Peters, 1854). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212744 on 2018-11-15
Date
action
by
1998-08-27 09:46:48Z
created
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Fry, C.H., S. Keith & E.K. Urban (1988). The Birds of Africa, Volume III. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Length: 18-19 cm. Plumage: crown to back black with red tips to feathers; wing coverts brown with white shafts; rump brown; upper tail-coverts blackish; tail and flight feathers black; breast brown with white feather shafts; belly and crissum white; face red with white shafts; leg feathers and patch on flanks black; Immature with brown throat and grey-brown breast, much less red.. Bare parts: iris brown to reddish brown; bill pale brownish or greyish horn with yellowish tip and cutting edges; one or two teeth on maxilla--missing in immature; feet and legs blue-grey. Habitat: mangrove, coastal woodland, forest edge and cultivation. Resident. <390><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch bruinborst-baardvogel  [details]
English brown-breasted barbet  [details]
French barbican à poitrine brune  [details]
German Braunbrust-Bartvogel  [details]